Coast Guard rescues seven from water near Arlington Memorial Bridge

Seven people were rescued from the water near Memorial Bridge Sunday after their boat began taking on water.

The Coast Guard received an alert at around 1 p.m. Sunday that a 30-foot vessel was taking on water and required assistance. A 29-foot response boat was launched in response.

"We put two crewmembers aboard when we got on scene," said Petty Officer Christopher Page, the coxswain aboard the RB-S. "The owner was concerned because he couldn't find the source of the water, and they had also lost one engine. We decided to take them on side-tow when we realized their anchor wasn't holding, and they were quickly drifting to shoal water."

No injuries were reported.